While this sort of tribute would normally not be controversial, Trump’s actions during the height of the Vietnam War opened him up for ridicule. In particular, Trump received multiple medical deferments from serving in Vietnam due to what one doctor described as “bone spurs” in his foot.
In fact, the daughters of the late Dr. Larry Braunstein, a one-time podiatrist based in Queens, told the New York Times last year that their father helped President Donald Trump escape getting drafted during the Vietnam War by fabricating a diagnosis of bone spurs in his feet.
Given all this, the response to Trump’s tribute to Vietnam vets was swift and merciless — check out some responses below.
On this Vietnam Veterans Day Trump, you're reminded that you dodged the draft 5 times...FIVE TIMES after your miserable excuse of a father paid a clinician to falsify a medical exemption...Don't go there 'Bone Spurs'